Show me:
and
Clear all filters

  • 25 items Explore
  • 35 items
  • 25 items Explore
  • 48 items
  • 89 items
  • 3,454 items Explore
  • 97 items Explore
  • 3 items
  • 4 items
  • 42 items
  • 11,034 items Explore
  • 209 items Explore
  • 1,235 items Explore
  • 8,499 items Explore
  • 5,050 items Explore
  • 72 items Explore
  • 167 items Explore
  • 10,620 items Explore
  • 13,625 items Explore
  • 4,646 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 5 items
  • 153 items Explore
  • 2,038 items Explore
  • 2 items
  • 4,757 items Explore
  • 24 items Explore
  • 437 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 19,203 items Explore
  • 34 items Explore
  • 1,900 items Explore
  • 1,113 items Explore
  • 6 items
  • 4,596 items Explore
  • 456 items Explore
  • 29 items
  • 920 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 1 items Explore
  • 5 items
  • 7 items
  • 19,350 items Explore
  • 791 items Explore
  • 19 items
  • 73 items Explore
  • 33 items
  • 800 items
  • 25 items
  • 61 items
  • 28 items
  • 319 items Explore
  • 6 items
  • 44 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 2 items
  • 145 items
  • 2 items
  • 7 items
  • 121 items Explore
  • 119 items
  • 1 items
  • 1,021 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 800 items
  • 95 items
  • 27 items
  • 108 items
  • 27,833 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 3,837 items Explore
  • 1,519 items Explore
  • 403 items
  • 158 items Explore
  • 9,712 items Explore
  • 9,685 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 1 items
  • 5 items
  • 39 items
  • 3 items
  • 4 items
  • 5,138 items Explore
  • 7,439 items Explore
  • 4,375 items Explore
  • 1,512 items Explore
  • 930 items Explore
  • 3,493 items Explore
  • 5 items
  • 334 items
  • 1 items
  • 1 items
  • 3,434 items Explore
  • 20 items Explore
  • 354 items Explore
  • 797 items Explore
  • 1,095 items Explore
  • 510 items Explore
  • 1,047 items Explore
  • 1,138 items
  • 89 items
  • 125 items Explore
  • 6,953 items Explore
  • 170 items
  • 310 items
  • 4 items
  • 27 items
  • 61 items
  • 304 items Explore
  • 2 items
  • 2,923 items Explore
  • 1,575 items Explore
  • 82 items
  • 43 items
  • 19,430 items Explore
  • 1,241 items Explore
  • 138 items
  • 1,533 items Explore
  • 32 items
  • 1 items
  • 132 items Explore
  • 24 items
  • 40 items
  • 20 items
  • 252 items
  • 314 items
  • 747 items Explore
  • 1,897 items
  • 349 items Explore
  • 2 items
  • 2,426 items
  • 2,525 items
  • 3 items
  • 3 items
  • 3 items
  • 4,390 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 34,207 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 3,285 items Explore
  • 274 items Explore
  • 8,059 items Explore
  • 31 items
  • 25 items
  • 731 items Explore
  • 3 items
  • 65 items
  • 161 items
  • 52 items
  • 21,728 items Explore
  • 916 items
  • 18 items
  • 22,121 items Explore
  • 2 items
  • 2,331 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 1,052 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 59 items
  • 499 items
  • 3,289 items Explore
  • 175 items
  • 453 items Explore
  • 3 items
  • 21 items
  • 90 items Explore
  • 76 items
  • 281 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 6 items
  • 128 items
  • 295 items
  • 736 items
  • 868 items
  • 1 items
  • 369 items Explore
  • 272 items Explore
  • 11,395 items Explore
  • 760 items Explore
  • 6,038 items Explore
  • 10 items
  • 7,397 items Explore
  • 27 items
  • 5,363 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 3,732 items Explore
  • 9,201 items Explore
  • 7,745 items Explore
  • 201 items
  • 19 items
  • 142 items
  • 7 items
  • 1,024 items Explore
  • 18 items
  • 4,097 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 1,096 items Explore
  • 223 items
  • 1 items
  • 3,495 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 20 items
  • 696 items Explore
  • 18 items
  • 134 items
  • 6,327 items Explore
  • 14,235 items Explore
  • 3,127 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 8 items
  • 9,318 items Explore
  • 37 items
  • 2 items
  • 21,320 items Explore
  • 131 items
  • 38 items
  • 13,166 items Explore
  • 3,387 items Explore
  • 2,291 items Explore
  • 44 items
  • 41,330 items Explore
  • 638 items Explore
  • 415 items
  • 23,281 items Explore
  • 218 items
  • 3 items
  • 1 items
  • 20 items
  • 27 items
  • 256 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 217 items Explore
  • 2 items
  • 13,207 items Explore
  • 3 items
  • 10,261 items
  • 9 items
  • 10 items
  • 14 items
  • 25 items
  • 1 items
  • 4,533 items Explore
  • 918 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 38 items
  • 1 items
  • 1 items
  • 220 items
  • 702 items Explore
  • 42 items
  • 2,284 items Explore
  • 1,662 items Explore
  • 15 items
  • 1,928 items Explore
  • 151 items
  • 84 items
  • 772 items Explore
  • 3,310 items Explore
  • 41 items
  • 17 items
  • 12 items
  • 10,646 items Explore
  • 23,091 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 1,374 items
  • 180 items Explore
  • 8 items
  • 92 items
  • 3 items
  • 13,323 items Explore
  • 3,571 items Explore
  • 2,644 items Explore
  • 4,776 items Explore
  • 22 items
  • 45 items
  • 6,901 items Explore
  • 4,795 items Explore
  • 271 items Explore
  • 2,300 items Explore
  • 2,923 items Explore
  • 3 items
  • 1,864 items Explore
  • 291 items
  • 223 items Explore
  • 448 items Explore
  • 6,122 items Explore
  • 8,817 items Explore
  • 1,855 items Explore
  • 5,797 items Explore
  • 3,344 items Explore
  • 11,070 items Explore
  • 86 items
  • 11 items
  • 1,644 items Explore
  • 7 items
  • 24 items
  • 51 items
  • 5 items
  • 1 items
  • 2,855 items Explore
  • 620 items Explore
  • 62 items
  • 17 items
  • 151 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 87 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 464 items
  • 996 items Explore
  • 3,604 items Explore
  • 5 items
  • 9,405 items Explore
  • 48 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 42 items
  • 3 items
  • 13,712 items Explore
  • 1,163 items Explore
  • 92 items
  • 10,566 items Explore
  • 1,005 items Explore
  • 1,924 items
  • 6,886 items Explore
  • 21 items
  • 12,944 items Explore
  • 1,418 items Explore
  • 6 items
  • 9,584 items Explore
  • 16,276 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 1,670 items Explore
  • 175 items
  • 58 items
  • 5,684 items Explore
  • 8,787 items Explore
  • 48 items
  • 25 items
  • 2 items
  • 59 items
  • 3 items
  • 7,378 items Explore
  • 402 items Explore
  • 13 items
  • 4 items
  • 1 items
  • 6 items
  • 4 items
  • 103 items Explore
  • 7 items
  • 5 items
  • 480 items
  • 299 items Explore
  • 8,367 items Explore
  • 55 items
  • 23,175 items Explore
  • 7,350 items Explore
  • 5 items
  • 26 items
  • 3,869 items Explore
  • 465 items
  • 339 items Explore
  • 12,691 items Explore
  • 55 items
  • 20 items
  • 7 items
  • 4 items
  • 315 items Explore
  • 434 items
  • 183 items
  • 3,704 items Explore
  • 27 items
  • 1,227 items Explore
  • 2,494 items Explore
  • 732 items Explore
  • 36 items
  • 1,135 items Explore
  • 97 items Explore
  • 42 items
  • 217 items Explore
  • 72,970 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 3,065 items Explore
  • 2,845 items Explore
  • 26 items
  • 3,610 items Explore
  • 1,832 items Explore
  • 4 items
  • 17,273 items Explore
  • 5,508 items Explore
  • 7 items
  • 633 items Explore
  • 85 items
  • 1 items
  • 468 items
  • 39 items
  • 76 items
  • 29 items
  • 335 items
  • 3 items
  • 41 items
  • 1,176 items Explore
  • 109 items
  • 805 items
  • 17 items
  • 11,014 items Explore
  • 27 items
  • 13 items
  • 1,566 items Explore
  • 1 items
  • 214 items
  • 16,818 items Explore
  • 85 items
  • 17 items
  • 1 items
  • 9 items
  • 8 items
  • 324 items
  • 2 items
  • 628 items Explore
  • 1,587 items Explore
  • 8 items
  • 1,034 items Explore
  • 2 items
  • 261 items

Select a time period

Or choose a specific year

Clear all filters

Queen Catherine Parr (1512–1548)

British (English) School

Category

Art / Oil paintings

Date

circa 1700 - 1799

Materials

Oil on canvas

Measurements

557 x 394 mm

Place of origin

England

Order this image

Collection

Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire (Accredited Museum)

NT 515505

Summary

Oil painting on canvas, Queen Catherine Parr (1512–1548), British (English) School, circa 18th century. A half-length portrait, facing to left, no hands visible; head and grey eyes slightly to left, auburn hair worn beneath a white coif edged with pearls; black bonnet decorated with gold aglets and white spangled feather. She wears a crimson damask dress decorated with bands of gold embroidery and gold aglets; pearl and jewelled necklace with large pendant jewel. Inscribed: 'Catherine Parr - uxor - 6 - Henria Octavia'. The original oil painting on panel of around 1545/50, attributed to Guillaume Scrots, is in the National Portrait Gallery. Scots was a Netherlandish artist who succeeded Holbein as court painter after his death in 1543. Catherine Parr was the sixth and last Queen of Henry VIII, daughter of Sir Thomas Parr (d. 1517) of Kendal and Maud Green, daughter of Sir Thomas Green of Green’s Norton, Northamptonshire. She was born either at Kendal Castle, Westmorland or at her father’’s house in Blackfriars, London. She married firstly Edward de Burgh, 2nd Baron Borough (d.1529), secondly John Neville, 3rd Baron Latimer (1493-1542) as his third wife. She was ready to marry Sir Thomas Seymour, brother of Jane Seymour (1508-1537) when she was forced to marry King Henry VIII on 12 July 1543. She showed great kindness to Prince Edward, later King Edward VI (1537-1553) and Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth (1533-1603). She tried to diminish religious persecution and was regent during Henry VIII's French expedition in 1544. Her life was endangered by Protestant leanings and she was disgusted by her husband's brutalities to Elizabeth but outlived him. After the King’s death she did marry Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Sudeley (1508-1549) and gave birth to a daughter, Mary, at Sudeley Castle in August 1548 but died in childbirth. She is buried in Sudeley Castle Chapel.

Provenance

Bequeathed to the National Trust by Huttleston Rogers Broughton, 1st Lord Fairhaven (1896-1966) with the house and the rest of the contents.

Credit line

Anglesey Abbey, The Fairhaven Collection (National Trust)

Marks and inscriptions

Catherine Parr - uxor - 6 - Henria Octavia

Makers and roles

British (English) School, artist after Guillaume Scrots (fl.1537-1553) , artist

References

Strong 1969 Roy Strong, Tudor and Jacobean Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, London 1969 [2 vols], p.364, no.4168, and Pl.691: “Catherine Parr (1512-1548) 4168. Oil on panel, 30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cms, attributed to William Scrots. This portrait has the greatest claim to represent Queen Catherine Parr and has an uninterrupted history as depicting her from before 1643. A second version, apparently a typical workshop person for a long gallery set of kings and queens is at Fairhaven Abbey (sic.) (now under the Fitzwilliam Museum) (ex Seymour collection Christie’s 19 January 1945 (lot 38) and probably ex Stover, Christie’s 28 June 1890 (lot 15). This bears an early inscription identifying it as her (Pl.691).” Caption to Pl.691 – “Catherine Parr. By an unknown artist (Anglesey Abbey).” Anglesey Abbey, 1990-1992 [The National Trust; Robin Fedden] 1972, revised 1990, reprinted 1992., 1992, p.19: “The Prior’s Room …beside the door hang portraits of Margaret Wootton, Lady Dorset, and Katherine Parr, sixth and last wife of Henry VIII, who was spared to marry Lord Seymour.” Anglesey Abbey, 2005 [The National Trust] 2002, revised 2005, 2005, p.15: “The Prior’s Room. Pictures By the door is a series of portraits of Tudor noblewomen, including Margaret Wootton…..”

View more details